History of Cape Girardeau County Mo

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

History of

Cape Girardeau County

CAPE GIRARDEAU: County was organized October 1,1812, as one of the five original counties and named for Sieur de Girardot, a French officer. County seat Jackson, 63755 Courthouse burned in 1870

Recorder of Deeds: Index to deeds, 1805-1890; Deed records,1805-1906; Index to Marriage records, 1805-1902; Marriage records, 1805-1922

Clerk of the County court: Permanent record of births, 1890-1893; Register of births and stillbirths, 1883-1890 ;Record of deaths, 1883-1893; State Census,1868 and 1876; Tax records,1828-1910 ;Land assessment, 1873-1909; Personal assessment, 1868-1909; County court records, 1828-1854

Clerk of the Circuit court: Index to circuit court records, 1815-1900; Circuit court records,1815-1922

Clerk of the probate court:

Index to probate records, 1816-1918;
probate records, 1821-1886;
Admin/exec letters bonds and records, 1825-1936;
Inventories,appraisements and sale bills, 1865-1897;
Settlement records, 1878-1902;
Index to guardians/curators records,1877-1885;
guardians/curators records, 1877-1886;
Probate estate files, 1805-1980;
Will records and index, 1805-1980.

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